I really hope my sweet daughter does not inherit her mama's sleep habits.
I've struggled with insomnia since 7th grade.
Luckily, last year, we bought a Temperpedic mattress AND I got pregnant.
Both cured me of my terrible sleep issues.
When I watch my sweet baby love as she sleeps, I get a little nervous. (Yeah. Yeah. I know she's only 11 days old. And healthy sleep habits will eventually develop).
But the girl is a MOVER when she sleeps.
Day 2, I watched her roll from her back to her left side to her back to her right side.
And she often moves from being vertical in the crib to horizontal. (Even while very tightly swaddled.)
Oh. And she flails her arms and kicks like a maniac...while sleeping. But, she particularly loves to throw her hands up in the air.
Now. We have swaddled her since day one. And I have just come to accept...that I'm pretty sure she hates it. At least most of the time.
Because she does everything in her power to bust out of swaddles.
So last night, we took baby steps. I let her have 1 arm out. Then 2 arms after the next feeding.
She slept like the little babe she is.
I would just not swaddle her, but she rolls all over the place and I'm so nervous she's going to get an arm or a leg stuck, or get stuck on her belly or something.
So for now, we'll stick with the "partial swaddle".
Every day throws us a new learning curve.
At least she makes us laugh in the process.